Mary Anne's Peach Clafouti

Clafouti (pronounced kla-foo-tee) is a baked French dessert usually made with black cherries. When peaches are in season why not showcase them in this super easy custard-like dessert.

1 Tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 -3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 cups peach slices
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup heavy whipping cream
6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg, optional
Confectioner's sugar

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 10-inch or deep dish pie pan. Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoon sugar evenly over bottom and sides of dish. Arrange peaches in a concentric circle over bottom of prepared dish.

-In the blender's container add the eggs, heavy whipping cream, flour, extracts, lemon zest, salt, remaining sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg, if using. Process until well-blended. Pour batter over peaches, and bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Dust with confectioner's sugar after it has cooled a bit. Serves 6 to 8.

Note: Use 1/2 cup of sugar if you like a dessert that is not so sweet, more if you like it sweeter.

Note: I sometimes lightly sprinkle the top of the Clafouti with cinnamon or nutmeg. However, it is quite tasty without it.

Note: You can use frozen peaches if peaches are not in season.